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Snorri Sturluson

Snorri Sturluson was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician. He was elected twice as lawspeaker to the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning, a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse forms. He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian... Read More

Born1179
Hvammur í Dölum [is], Dalasýsla, Icelandic Commonwealth
Died23 September 1241 (aged 62)
Reykholt, Iceland
OccupationLawspeaker, author, poet, historian, politician
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